Chili's Reviews

Updated August 28, 2015
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  1. Pros & Cons

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Chili's full-time

    Pros

    They gave me a good training, however it depends on who trains you. You receive a free apron and replacements once it is old and worn out, one free polo, employee menu.

    Cons

    There is too much cleaning done by servers after the restaurant has closed and we continue to earn $2.13 even though we are no longer serving tables by that time. A lot of bad tips in this particular location. Overall low wage.


  2. server

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    Former Employee - Food Server in Pearl River, LA
    Former Employee - Food Server in Pearl River, LA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Chili's (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    great money, fun environment, rewards for winning contests

    Cons

    long hours, lots of sidework, can be unorganized


  3. Server

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Easy Training Management Great People Good Company Good Schedule

    Cons

    Too much upselling Hard to get better serving areas Can have bad customers Menu changes Lots of To-Go's


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  5. Great place to work

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Server in Van Buren, AR
    Former Employee - Server in Van Buren, AR
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    made life long friendships with co-workers. great fun atmosphere

    Cons

    none, could get better tips but thats on customers


  6. Awesome Atmosphere

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Server in Colorado Springs, CO
    Current Employee - Server in Colorado Springs, CO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Chili's full-time

    Pros

    Social, Active, Lucrative and Great Managers

    Cons

    Promotions to management are difficult


  7. Manager

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Restaurant Manager
    Former Employee - Restaurant Manager
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Chili's full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Ability to relocate easily, pay is about average when compared to other restaurant concepts, meet many great people both inside the company and guests

    Cons

    unreal expectations for management, very long hours, be comfortable in the kitchen area because you will have to spend many hours doing prep and cooking

    Advice to Management

    Be more realistic about what your managers should be doing. Practice what you preach, so much talk about caring about a work/life balance and yet it does not exist


  8. idk

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Nice people nice job nice hours clean

    Cons

    Dirty Bad hours everything else was fine to me


  9. Good First Job

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Host
    Current Employee - Host

    I have been working at Chili's (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Exposure to people Up pace environment Must be quick on your feet when talking to customers

    Cons

    People can be unmotivated at times Negativity if things don't go perfectly People have a hard time handling stress

    Advice to Management

    Don't be afraid to cycle out poor workers.


  10. Great place to work as a server

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Chili's full-time

    Pros

    Training is detailed. Friendly people to work with. Multiple managers so if you don't like one there are a few others you'll like. Brinker is the company that owns Chili's and it really takes care of their employees.

    Cons

    Lots of side work. Smoke from the fajitas makes your hair and clothes smell. Take a shower after work and you'll be fine.

    Advice to Management

    Give many people the opportunity to close lunch and dinner shifts not just the same people with seniority.


  11. manager

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Manassas, VA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Manassas, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Chili's full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    great benifits, company is going in a great direction, higher pay range than competitors, they will listen to your complaints

    Cons

    you work a lot of hours and your schedule will be all over the place. there will be no consistency with your schedule.

    Advice to Management

    need to pay more attention with the way your managers are scheduled to ensure a quality of life. many managers are getting burned out because of hectic schedules and no consistency.



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